One of the best feelings in the world? Driving through the Flint Hills on 177 and seeing Manhappiness (aka Manhattan, Kansas) in the distance. I’ve made the drive so many times, and still, that view of the “Little Apple” just never gets old. It’s like you can hear the K-State fight song playing as you get closer to town…or in our case last Friday evening: “Get Low”. Pretty fitting actually, considering it was the theme song of our freshman year 🙂
My in-laws are awesome and are renting an apartment for football season, which made this trip with Arden so much easier. And not just because they let us put her to bed on Friday night and head out to Aggieville 🙂
Being pregnant in the Ville is quite strange…but it didn’t stop us from having fun at some of our old spots. Next time though–I won’t wear purple. I realized in about 5 minutes that only old people wear their gameday stuff to Aggiville the night before the game. Noted!
On Saturday, Chris and I were both so excited to share our love of gamedays with Arden…but we had to make a quick pit stop first.
Future Pi Phi? I think so!
Gosh, I love that place so much!!!
Some of the girls saw us outside and invited us in to see the recent updates. The house looked awesome and the girls were as sweet as can be! Arden thought so too…she actually told me she can’t wait to rush Pi Phi. Can you believe it?! 😉
After some gameday shopping and lunch at Kite’s, we headed back to the apartment to get this tiny fan a nap. She (and her “cheerhuahua”) woke up raring to go!
When we got to the stadium, she took to the tailgating scene pretty well…double fisting PB&Js.
And hanging out with cousins.
She even agreed to a picture with me in my not-so-purple shirt. Do you know how hard it is to find a purple maternity tank top or shirt?!? Well, I’ll tell you…nearly impossible! So I decided that almost-purple was better than a K-State shirt the said “Baby on Board”. Ha!
Arden was completely amazed by the number of powercats she saw going into the game. She calls the logo “go cats,” so she was literally just walking around saying “go cats, go cats, go cats”. This Texas girl had never seen so many in one place!
For me, this was one of the best moments of the weekend. Chris has been waiting a long time for this…
I really had no idea how a 2-year-old would do at hot, sticky football game at 6 o’clock at night…but I have to say, she rocked it.
The crowd, the grandparents, and the unlimited purple popcorn helped too…I’m sure!
We’re still talking about that purple popcorn a week later…
Around halftime we took a break to meet our friends and burn some toddler energy.
A look into the future, for sure 🙂
It was a boo-boo from a fall on the concourse that ultimately ended Arden’s night…but I was so proud of her for making it as long as she did. I reassured her that I never made it to the end of a game until I met her dad…so she’s got time 😉
It was such a special weekend, sharing our favorite place with our favorite girl.
I LOVE everything about this! I haven't taken Callie to a game yet because I don't know how a 2yr old would do but this might give me the guts to do it this season! She's the cutest little purple cheerleader ever! 🙂
This is just the cutest post ever! Your are SO brave! Hubs and I want to take our 3 year old son to a football game at our alma mater, Auburn University, but are terrified of how to navigate that scene with a toddler!
Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster
Leslie Lukens Martin says
I wasn't sure I could comment given on the purple in this post, but that precious girl is just sooooo stinkin' cute that I just had to give in! 😉 Haha! What a trooper she is! I'm so impressed that she even made it through halftime! Looks like you've got a true fan!
And P.S. I did pick K-State this week in the office pick 'em pool, so here's to hoping they beat ISU by at least 13!
hello erin says
arden in that outfit SLAYS me. for reals. SLAYS me. pretty soon you'll have another little fan for games 🙂
Rachael Berch says
LOVE the pi phi pictures. and the ring ching pillow – my chapter missed that cute decoration. looks like a great weekend with your future k-state pi phi!
Oh my goodness. This is freakin' adorable. The pics of Arden and her daddy at the game totally got me!
OMG. I love Arden, she's so dang cute!!! We've thought about buying tickets to some games out here.. we're not Oregon fans, but we love football.. just didn't know how well Rae would do. You might have convinced me 🙂
SO MUCH FUN!
My BFF went to Kstate for a year, so naturally, I had to come shack up with her in her teeny tiny dorm a few times. Such awesome memories!
SO SO Adorable…and that says a lot coming from a Mizzou Tiger:)
Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] says
This is the best post! She couldn't be any cuter. I'm glad she did so well!!! Better than I would do for sure. But purple popcorn is a pretty good incentive.
Oh my goodness – Arden is so cute I can hardly stand it! Such an adorable little fan!
Desiree Macke says
I absolutely love everything about this post. How awesome to have an apartment there during football season. Genius! If/when we move back I may have to suggest this idea to Scott. I have a feeling he would have a hard time saying no. 🙂